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May 19, 2009, 8:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Samsung brings e-ink to the Alias 2 messaging phone. This tricked-out keyboard does a lot, but did they pay enough attention to other features?

The Samsung U750 Alias 2 is the company's second shot at the dual-hinged messaging phone. The U750 surpasses the original in many ways, especially with its new e-ink keypad. For the SMS/MMS and IM junkie, the U750 offers a quick fix. Those seeking more robust features, however, will notice some glaring omissions.

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.


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Jun 2, 2009, 1:10 PM

Backwards compatible battery?

Does anyone know if the 1300ma extended life battery (and cover) from an "original" Alias will fit the Alias 2?
No....the original Alias battery is different. I just bought the extended battery for the Alias 2 and it's 1600ma....and this phone will need every ma it can get! You'll need a new back to the phone as well. Got the back cover from Amazon...Got the ba...

May 20, 2009, 8:12 AM

Call quality

I have my Alias 2 for a week now, and where I live I get only two to three bars also, but my experience with call quality is much different. I never dropped a call, and the voice quality is excellent. I hear the people talking crystal clear, and they say the same for me. A couple even said they couldn't tell I was on a cell phone. I guess it depends on where you live. I live in Orlando Florida, so that is far away from NJ from where the reviewer said they tried their phone, so that may have something to do with it. I suggest trying it in your area since Verizon has a 30 try it plan. As for the other issues that disappointed the review I personally like the way Verizon has their UI, and features, so again, I think it is a personal pref...
The Verizon UI is really horrible. I hate it with a passion and know matter which phone you buy it's never like getting a new phone, just another boring UI with locked down feature..they blocked OBEX on the Alias 2! It just sucks, but that's just my o...

May 22, 2009, 4:52 PM

Power button

How easy is this to be pressed when in your pocket or purse? taking a picture or making a call isn't too bad but I don't think I would like it if I kept turning my phone off.
I have no problem with the power button. It actually will only turn the phone off when the phone is flipped open. I pressed it, and held it in for about 30 seconds, and it never turned off, but flipped open it turned off when I pressed it for about ...
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